Page 2 of 2

Re: General Conference sessions prior to 1971

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:01 pm
by russelljd
russellhltn wrote:
russelljd wrote:1971 is when Correlation started reviewing content (coincides with release of the modern Church Magazines.) Anything before 1971 is not Correlated which would need to be done before official release.

Pretty good reason. I was wondering if it was availability or condition of the media.


Video recordings exist for at least a decade before the 70s and pieces are released on occasion. One example is President Monson's first talk as a newly called Apostle available at http://bcove.me/behovq1r

Re: General Conference sessions prior to 1971

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:20 pm
by russellhltn
russelljd wrote:Video recordings exist for at least a decade before the 70s and pieces are released on occasion. One example is President Monson's first talk as a newly called Apostle available at http://bcove.me/behovq1r


Yes, but I was wondering if the pre-1971 archive was in such bad shape that it didn't make sense to do a mass-release. Also the VTRs that would play that format have long since been retired. It may be too expensive to convert en mass except as needed for special reasons.

Re: General Conference sessions prior to 1971

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:29 pm
by russelljd
russellhltn wrote:Yes, but I was wondering if the pre-1971 archive was in such bad shape that it didn't make sense to do a mass-release. Also the VTRs that would play that format have long since been retired. It may be too expensive to convert en mass except as needed for special reasons.


They've all been digitized for preservation purposes. Given the age of the media they were recorded on they were starting to deteriorate and the Church History department went through a major migration effort to save anything that had any doctrinal or historical significance (such as General Conference.)

Re: General Conference sessions prior to 1971

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:42 pm
by rformigone
For those with access to the church library across the street from the conference center in salt lake City, you'll be surprised at the stuff you have access to there.